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A group of 20- and 30-something gather around a long table with Chanukiahs lined up. The lights are dimmed.

Young People Find Judaism Outside of Synagogue Walls

While the members of Congregation Rodeph Shalom convene early Saturday morning to study the Torah portion, Rodeph Shalom Young Friends, an affinity group of...

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Nazi Sympathizer Who Stormed Capitol on Jan. 6 Sentenced to 4 Years in Prison

A Navy contractor and ex-Army reservist who took part in the Jan. 6, 2021, riot was sentenced Thursday to four years in prison.

Jewish NBA, WNBA Owner Cites ‘Faith,’ ‘Atonement’ in Announcing Decision to Sell Teams After...

Robert Sarver, the Jewish owner of the NBA’s Phoenix Suns and WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury, announced Wednesday ....

A New Study Explains Why Starbucks Can’t Spell Your Name

My parents, children of Eastern European Jewish immigrants, were named Irving and Naomi.


New Indie Production Company Leviathan Will Make Jewish Stories for Film, TV

A new independent production company aims to “ensure the Jewish tradition is carried forward” on TV and film.

Theater Maven to Bring Mentor Al Hirschfeld Back to Life

David Leopold has a simple explanation for the unexpected way his life has played out.


In the new play “The Bisley Boy” about Irish author Bram Stoker, writer of “Dracula,” it is Stoker’s wife Florence who finds her voice,...
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Yair Lapid Tells US Jewish Leaders He Loves Them, Drawing a Contrast With Netanyahu

 Yair Lapid called the people around the table “family” and “brothers and sisters.”

Man Found Hanged After Beating Elderly Woman to Death in What Authorities Say Is...

Cameras caught a man beating an 85-year-old woman to death.

The Rise and Rise of Itamar Ben-Gvir, the Far-Right Politician Key to Israel’s Next...

In some ways, Itamar Ben-Gvir would seem an unlikely kingmaker in Israel’s upcoming election.